Joined: Jul 27, 2011
From: Southern CA
|Posted: 2013-07-24 10:11 am  Permalink|
Disneyland Paris does not have an Enchanted Tiki Room attraction (much to its detriment obviously), but I did find at least a modest nod to tikidom. Behold the Liki Tiki which can be found in the Walt Disney Studios Park. It’s one of several food court venues located inside a large soundstage-like building called Disney Studio 1.
Behind the front façade is a seating area under this false ceiling that’s decorated with floats.
This is a very nice animated neon sign. The dancer does the hula.
Here are some of the carvings on the front.
I recognize this next one as one of my favorite designs from Oceanic Arts in Whittier. Leroy Schmaltz told me they affectionately refer to it as the “boy/girl” design. It has been used frequently by Disney. There is one on a wall outside the Enchanted Tiki Room in Anaheim, for example, and there is another one inside Trader Sam’s.
What’s not obvious in the picture is that this piece is significantly larger than the ones sold at OA. It must either be an OA custom job, or perhaps Disney made a larger copy of the OA design on their own. Mr. Schmaltz told me Disney has done that in the past on occasion.
These other pieces may very well also be OA designs. Here again though, they are quite large.